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More sponsors sign up for Anniversary

The Sorauren Park 20th Anniversary Celebration is off to a great start with more generous local companies signing up to help sponsor this special event, set for Saturday, Sept. 26, from 4 – 10 p.m.

This celebration of community will feature live music, kids activities, a sports zone, history exhibit, a community “harvest” dining table, birthday cake decorating competition, and an outdoor movie. Stay tuned as we confirm exciting details!

Big thanks to all the sponsors participating so far:

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Chander Chaddah, Broker, Sutton Group Associates

Outdoor Movie Sponsor: Andrea Morrison, Sales Representative, Royal LePage

Food Zone Sponsor: AyA Kitchens and Baths

Kids Zone Sponsor: The Little Paper

Sports Zone Sponsor: Kim Kehoe, Broker, Bosley Real Estate

History Zone Sponsor: High Park Real Estate Group

Birthday Cake Decorating Competition Sponsor: The Cookery

Sponsor Logo Deck Friends of the Park Sponsors:
Joes Coffee
Peter’s No Frills
Roncesvalles Dental Centre
Roncesvalles Village BIA
Small Ant Photography
Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops
The Julie Kinnear Team

Sorauren Park 20th Anniversary: A Celebration of Community is jointly produced by:

Roncesvalles Macdonell Residents’ Association

Wabash Building Society

In association with:

Sorauren Park Sports Association

Sorauren Park Hosers

Roncesvalles Village Historical Society

Get updates by subscribing to the monthly Sorauren Park newsletter and following us on Twitter @SoraurenPark, hashtag #sp20th. Contact us for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

Wabash Community Centre: project update April 2 with Councillor Perks

With the opening of the Sorauren Town Square last July, one piece of the Sorauren Park vision — dating from the late 1980s — remains: the proposed Wabash Community Centre on the old linseed oil mill property.

Come get a status update on the Wabash Community Centre project on Thursday, April 2 at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse, starting at 7 p.m. Councillor Gord Perks along with community members will be in attendance.

This is public meeting also serves as the Annual General Meeting of the Wabash Building Society, your community non-profit in support of Sorauren Park and the community centre.

It’s a great opportunity for getting involved in community life. Refreshments will be served.

Poster for public meeting on the status of the Wabash Community Centre

10th Annual Sorauren Pumpkin Parade on Nov. 1

Photo of hundreds of lit jack-o-lantern pumpkins lining the path at Sorauren Avenue Park, Toronto

The 10th annual Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade, Toronto’s original, is set for Saturday, Nov. 1 at Sorauren Park, the day after Halloween.

Bring your jack-o-lantern to the park and line it up along the path. Join the hundreds who’ll be out to admire amazing pumpkin art of all kinds on parade. The event kicks off at sundown and goes through the evening.

The parade started in 2004 when a few neighbours brought their jack-o-lanterns to the park and arranged for Parks staff to pick up the pumpkins the following day for composting. Now, upwards of 2,000 lit pumpkins line the path.

The Sorauren event has sparked similar events across Toronto, Montreal (Parade des Citrouilles) and this year in Upper Manhattan. It has been blogged in Copenhagen.

Huge thanks to City staff for support of the parade over the years.

For more photos and videos, search “sorauren pumpkin parade” in your favourite search engine. And here’s a video with parade founder Colleen Kennedy, filmed in 2009, explaining the origin and values of the Pumpkin Parade, courtesy of the Roncesvalles Macdonell Residents’ Association (Quick-Time player required).

Please walk, bike or take transit to the park… it can get busy and the streets are narrow. See you at the park!